Jeff Gordon ran only eight races in 2016, but he accumulated the ninth-best average finish of 13.88 in those events.
Jeff Gordon finished sixth in his final NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway—unless, of course, he un-retires again.
With an average finish of 5.0 (in five starts), Jeff Gordon has the best three-year average finish at Martinsville Speedway.
Jeff Gordon finished 10th in the Citizen Soldier 400 at Dover International Speedway, which was his 476th career top-10 finish in the Cup series.
Jeff Gordon posted the fastest single lap in the second practice session of the weekend at Dover International Speedway for the Citizen Soldier 400. His top speed was 160.514 mph.
Jeff Gordon had one of his best runs during his part time 2016 schedule at Richmond International Raceway with about 130 of 400 laps in the top 10, but he was shuffled back on a couple of late-race restarts and ultimately finished 16th in the Federated Auto Parts 400.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the remainder of the 2016 season with Alex Bowman and Jeff Gordon to substitute for the remaining 12 races, according to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long. Gordon will race four more times including this week’s Bojangles' Southern 500; Bowman will take over for the remainder of the season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will miss the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup races, at least. Alex Bowman will substitute at Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Gordon will climb back behind the wheel at Darlington Raceway.
Jeff Gordon challenged for a top-10 in the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, but he was shuffled back to 11th following a late-race restart. He was unable to advance and finished in that position after starting the weekend 11th.
Jeff Gordon qualified 11th for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway and made the final round of qualification for the first time since returning from retirement.
Jeff Gordon is still looking for his first top-10 since returning to the cockpit of a NASCAR Cup car. He finished 13th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his first start of the season and was 14th at Watkins Glen International.
Jeff Gordon is still getting comfortable behind the wheel of the No. 88 and has not yet scored a top-10 finish. He only has three starts, however, and earned two top-15s.
Jeff Gordon will make his 800th career Cup start this week at Watkins Glen International and the numbers support a prediction of a strong run. In seven other milestone starts, he has finished in the top-three in all but one event.
Jeff Gordon, who will be driving the No. 88 Axalta Chevrolet SS at Watkins Glen, will make his 800th career NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend.